A great DVD set
Jonathan D. Bohall | Quincy, MA | 02/14/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First off, I'll say that I am not a Cardinals fan. This is a great DVD set, the best that A&E has done, although there are some minor visual imperfections, but overall the quality is very good. This set is the first without the MLB watermark logo, which seemed to be a problem with the other sets. These games are also the first to come with a spanish audio track, which is a nice touch.
For those of that don't have any of the other sets, each game is divided into the innings that are easy to get to. Each case of the DVD has interesting stats on the front, a box score on the back and the play-by-play inside.
The extras are also very nicely put together.
This set is not just for Cardinal fans, but for those that want to preserve a little bit of baseball history."
Must-have for Cards fans!!!
Jessica L. Senior | Missouri, USA | 03/23/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD set has all 5 games with Detroit, and games 5 and 7 of the Mets series. Of course, commercial free with great audio and video. World Series victories don't come around often, and this set offers a great way to preserve those memories. I have been watching replays of these games on Fox Midwest, but twenty years from now (when the Cards have wrapped up 5 or 6 more WS victories thanks to coach of the year 2021 Albert Pujols) these games will still be preserved for me, long after they are regulars on cable TV. The bonus DVD is neat too, with interviews from many on the team. A lot of funny stuff, with people spraying champagne all over eachother while trying to interview. Good, candid stuff that you don't get to see during the course of a regular season. If you or your loved one is a serious Cardinals fan like I am, this is a must have!!!
Why is the format different from the 2005 World Series?
Christopher E. Bivona | Queens, New York | 05/03/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Why is it that the format of the 2006 World Series is different from the 2005 World Series between the White Sox / Astros? The A & E box set of the 2005 World Series is recorded and distributed in 16:9 HD and its in Widescreen, it looks amazing, its so sharp and the audio sounds so much better, the players and the background look so realistic, but when you put on one the games for the 2006 World Series its sharp, but its very disappointing. Its recorded and distributed in 4:3 Standard aspect and its fullscreen. The players look like twigs, they dont look proportionate compared to the 2005 World Series where they look so realistic. In all fareness, the picture is sharper than the 2004 Red Sox World Series which I also own, the picture quality on that is just awful but also keep in mind that it was before HD or on the brink of HD and most of those games went way over the 3 hour mark, its understandable, but if your going to make the 2005 World Series in such high quality wouldn't it be expected that the 2006 World Series which by the way was not as interesting as the year prior also be released in HD widescreen format? It doesn't make sense, if their introducing an amazing format the year prior, why would they go back to the standard version when they have the capability of presenting it in a much crisper format. Im disappointed because the only reason I bought it was because of the format, thinking that it was like the 2005 World Series it would also be in widescreen HD, but it wasn't. Lets be honest, the games were boring. The best DVD on the set isnt even any of the World Series games, but the Game 7 of the NLCS against the Mets. So without the inspiration of the widescreen HD format like the World Series prior, why should anyone buy this set? As a baseball fan it sucks because A&E gave you a taste of what baseball can really look like, they got you hungry and craving then they go back to their original sub-par format. I just hope that if the Yankees win the world Series within the next decade or two, that they convert it into the widescreen HD format... it would be nice."
Must have for any Cardinals fan
Jeremy W. Bright | St. Louis, MO USA | 06/26/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This set is fantastic. If you're a Cards fan and want to relive this improbable post-season, you must get this set."